Fox news host: Obama is "Race-Baiter in Chief"

Radio host Todd Starnes called the president's remarks on Trayvon Martin's shooting "beyond reprehensible"

Published July 19, 2013 6:30PM (EDT)

Fox News contributor and radio host Todd Starnes     (Facebook/ToddStarnesFNC)
Fox News contributor and radio host Todd Starnes (Facebook/ToddStarnesFNC)

Fox News radio host Todd Starnes decried President Obama's speech on race and the Trayvon Martin shootings, saying that the president is officially "Race-Baiter in Chief."

"President Obama is now our Race-Baiter in Chief. His remarks today on the Trayvon Martin tragedy are beyond reprehensible," Starnes wrote in a Facebook post. "'Trayvon Martin could have been me 35 years ago,' he said. He actually said the outcome might have been different if Trayvon had been white."

"Folks -- we have reached a very dangerous point in this nation when the president of the united states begins to question the judicial system," Starnes added.

Obama had said “that if a white male teen was involved in the same kind of scenario, then from top to bottom the outcome and the aftermath might have been different.”

By Jillian Rayfield

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